Pretty Butterflies

Hello, today I am sharing a birthday card I made for one of my crafty besties who absolutely loves greens.

I thought I would have a play with the gorgeous new Painted Butterflies Stamps from Altenew that I got when the team at had a great special offer on.

1 Measure out a piece of white card 5″x3″ and stamp your butterflies in the lightest shade you are using.
2  Using the darker shade stamp the outline of the butterflies over the lighter shade.
3 Apply DST to the back of your piece of card and place it onto some green card, using a perfect layers ruler trim the paper down to create a border.
4  Put lots of 3d foam on the back of your green card and place it on the card.
5 Stamp your sentiment et voila!

Altenew Butterflies 1Altenew Butterflies 2

Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamps
5×7″ Card Blanks1mm 3d Foam PadsDST all from Stix2
Green card and sentiment stamp from stash.

Thank you for popping by today, I have lots more makes to blog.

It’s been an eventful week!

And it’s only going to get crazier for us! Last week we started our marathon of 3 hospital appointments in 10 days before hubby gets his reconstruction surgery, I had some of my cards shown on Hochanda oh and we finally collected our gorgeous new Mini Countryman. Hubby has named her Elphaba as she is green with a black top(Same as the wicked witch)

Now about the cards shown on TV, they were using gorgeous Apple Blossom Dies from .

The first card I am going to use features the Floral Border 2 Die.

Floral Border

Floral Border 2 Die
Distress Inks
Card Blank, White & Black Card and Adhesives from Stix2
Sentiment from Stampin Up

Thank you for popping by today, hope you like the card and will pop by to see a completely different card that I made with the same die.

I would like to enter the following challenges;

Crafting From The Heart – Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations – Clean & Simple
Our Crafty Corner – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps – Die Cut
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Simple Papercrafts For All Occasions – Anything Goes


Great day to grab a bargain!

Hi! Have you seen the deal over at Craft Stash today? They have their Apple Blossom dies on 3 for the price of 2! It’s a great way to get some beautiful new dies and get some freebies.

3 for 2

Here is another card I made using the Bird Cage Panel Die. It is totally different from the previous card which shows just how versatile the die is. I also used the It’s Your Birthday Die to add a sentiment.

Apple Blossom Bird 2

Hope you manage to grab some bargains, thanks for popping by.

Carol x

Bird Cage Panel Die Card

Hello, and happy February! Today I am sharing a card I made using the new Bird Cage Panel Die from The Apple Blossom Die Collection by Craft Stash.

I love how intricate this die is and how easily it cuts. I used water paper and Brushos for this card to make the main emphasis the beautiful die cut image.

Apple Blossom Bird

I will be sharing some more cards I have made using this die over the next few days, would love it if you could pop by and say hello.

Carol x


Deco Rose Panel Card.

Hello, and today I am sharing a card I made using one of the new Apple Blossom Dies from the Craft Stash Website. This is one of my favourites from the new Deco Rose Range, the Deco Rose Panel.

1 Measure a piece of white card to be your base layer. Pop the die in the centre then put it though your die cutting machine.

2 Measure a piece of white card to  place under the aperture that you have created, using Distress Inks, make a background for your deco panel to sit on.

3 Glue down the inked section, layer on the white square then place the deco rose panel on top.

Deco Rose PanelDeco Rose Panel 2

Deco Rose Panel

Distress Inks

6×6″ Card Blanks

Thanks for popping by, I have one more card to share using these dies, keep a look out.


Art Deco Rose Card.

Hello, hope everyones new year is going well, hard to believe the first week has almost whizzed by!

I received a package of the gorgeous new Apple Blossom Deco Rose Collection dies from  CraftStash.Co.Uk and I couldn’t wait to get my craft on. I have already shared one card and today I will share a completely different card.

1 Decide which colours you would like to use and cut a piece of card for your base layer. I opted for silver and black for a complete change, and it is a great way to use up scraps of paper too.

2 Using the Deco Rose Border Die cut 4 strips out and stick them down to your base layer.

3 Cut out the Deco Rose Die and place it on a piece of white card, layer it up with some matching paper then pop it onto your card using lots of 3d foam squares.

4 Using the Best Wishes Die cut out your sentiment, I chose to use the same colour of paper as the roses but you really could use anything you fancied. Stick the sentiment down and that’s your card made.

Deco Rose Border 1Deco Rose Border 2

Apple Blossom Dies Deco Rose

Deco Rose Border

Apple Blossom Dies Best Wishes

I will be blogging some more cards over the next few days, I would love it if you could pop by and say hello.

Carol x

Rainbow Deco Rose Card

Hello, hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas, today(I think it’s Monday, is anyone else confuddled?) I am going to share a card I made using the new Apple Blossom Deco Rose Die from the Craft Stash Website.

I decided to make a 5×7″ card and let the die be the main focus of the card. I measured out a panel of white card and used Distress Inks to make a rainbow background. I then popped it onto some black card to make it pop. I opted to do the Deco Rose die cut in black for a more dramatic effect. I finished off the card with the Apple Blossom Best Wishes Die and left it clean and simple.


Deco Rose

Apple Blossom Deco Rose Die
Apple Blossom Best Wishes Die
Distress Inks

Stix2 5×7″ Card Blank
Black card

Thanks for popping by today, I will be sharing some more new designs over the next few days.Carol x

Playing with Apple Blossom Dies.

Hello from a very wet and cold Glasgow, I have spent the day snuggled in the craftroom with my scented candles lit, iPod on and tea galore!

I thought I would share another card I made using the Apple Blossom Floral Nested Frame Dies which are available exclusively from the Craft Stash website. They are really versatile and can be used so many different ways.

Apple Blossom Floral Nested Pink Front

Apple Blossom Floral Nested Frame Dies
 Black Archival Ink

 Dylusions Stamp
Card from stash

Thanks for popping by today, I hope you like the card.x

Bright card on a rain Guy Fawkes Night!

Hello from a very dull, wet and cold Glasgow. I thought I would share a lovely bright card I recently made using the gorgeous Apple Blossom Double Lace Border Die, and the Apple Blossom Floral Nested Frames Dies. These dies are so versatile and work beautifully together. They are both available from the Craft Stash website at great prices.

Apple Blossom Double Lace Border Front

Apple Blossom Double Lace Border Side


Apple Blossom Floral Nested Frame Dies
Apple Blossom Double Lace Border Die,  

Patterened paper and sentiment from Stampin Up
Distress Ink, Memento Ink
Card blank and all adhesives from Stix2
Paper from stash.

Thanks for popping by today and I hope you have a great Bonfire Night whatever you are doing, stay safe. C xx